As long as robot cars roam public streets and highways, they will occasionally kill people. That’s an ugly truth that no one in the driverless vehicle industry can deny. Will those robot cars kill people at significantly lower rates than drunk, stoned, tired or distracted human drivers do now?...
If you’re like the average person, you probably find a good portion of robots creepy. When they start looking more human, as the Uncanny Valley theory suggests, people start being weirded out by […] The post This Terrifying Robot Is The Product of A Turkish Robotics Manufacturer appeared first on Geek.com.
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Swiss researchers have now observed how damaged neurons reorganize with new therapies, giving more hope to those living with spinal cord injury
When all you have is a finger everything looks like a button. But what happens if you’re unable to press buttons or, more likely, we begin using robots and other tools to interact with the real world? That’s what researchers at Aalto University, Finland, and KAIST, South Korea wanted to find out when they […]
The latest product in Electrolux's vacuum cleaner robot range, the PUREi9, is here - and it comes with an app-controlled customisable cleaning schedule. Here's all the details. More »
Autonomous vehicle technology isn't ready to hit the road, says robotics experts.
I got nothing to add to this. The post Homeless Junkie Killed By Robot Uber Car Carrying Transgender Armed Robber appeared first on RedState.
Pacific Rim is kind of a weird movie. People either are totally apathetic to it, or love it to death. The sequel, directed by Steven S DeKnight rather than Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro, doesn't quite have the same cult factor to it – but if you're looking for some ridiculously over the top city-smashing, robot on monster action, this is the film for you. More »
WELL, THERE’S SO MUCH TO WORRY ABOUT, LIKE THE ROBOT ATTACKS ON SENIOR CITIZENS: Despite warnings from experts, older people are using more anti-anxiety and sleep medications, putting them at risk of serious side effects and even overdoses.
Arizona has been described by some as the 'wild west' of robot car testing. Now the first death from a self-driving vehicle happened in Tempe, Arizona raising questions about how it happened and why here. Jane Lanhee Lee reports. Video provided by Reuters
Robotics engineers at Guangdong University of Technology's School of Automation in China are bringing us one step - albeit a much larger step - closer to realising Tony Stark's fictitious Iron Man suit. Their new robot features jet-powered feet that greatly improve the bot's balance, agility and capabilities. More »
Biotech, robotics, and fintech startups took the spotlight today at Y Combinator’s 26th Demo Day. This batch features 141 total companies from 23 countries, with presentations spread over two days. The house was packed at Mountain View’s Computer History Museum with wealthy investors forced to stand in the back or sit on the floor. Meanwhile, […]
I cannot wait to spend 2 hours building that Robot suit, and then breaking it in 5 minutes. I know I'm a big beast of a man, and I'm also quite clumsy. That kit doesn't stand a chance!
A Chopping Mall remake is in the works, and it won’t feature killer robots. I ask you: what kind of world are we raising our children in when a Chopping Mall remake is void of killer robots? In a new interview, director Robert Hall provides an update on his robotless Chopping Mall remake. Show More Summary
(Spoilers) Science fiction often relies on the idea that robotic uprisings come from androids gaining human-like emotions. Trekspertise provides their thoughts on why Westworld’s approach is more compelling and believable in this excellent video essay.
Happy first day of spring, folks. (OK, so it might not be that happy due to another nor'easter on its way, but let's just pretend.) via GIPHY We're guessing you're annoyed with this "spring" weather as we are, but at least there areShow More Summary
Decades from now, when the last piteous human survivors of the Great Robot Rebellion are huddled in the cold, dank darkness of their subterranean refuge, they might look back upon this incident as the first shot fired in what would become the war to end all wars, the last great conflict which finally severed the... Read more »
Commentary: Yesterday, it was a walk with a robot dog and beer pong. Now, Bezos appears to be stepping up his game.